Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The application opens Oct. 15 and the target date is Jan. 15. All application materials must be received by Jan. 15, in order to ensure review by the program. 

Program Begins


International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

Test Requirements

GRE General Test

Required Electronically
  • Application
  • Application fee

Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level. 

Applicants must upload unofficial copies of their transcripts and if admitted, all transcripts will be verified by the Graduate School. Applicants who previously attended James Madison University still need to upload an unofficial transcript, but do not need to provide official transcripts for verification.

Required by Program
  • Personal statement
  • Current professional vitae or resume
  • Representative work samples demonstrating current professional skills (e.g., research papers or reports)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Previous graduate and postgraduate professional experience in assessment-related or research activities is recommended

Students who are selected for an interview will be invited to campus or for an online interview on an individual basis.


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